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Celine & Jad - Luxury Destination Wedding in Greece, Part 1
Bespoke Wedding in Greece
If you are lucky, during the course of your career, a life-changing opportunity presents itself, and if you are smart, you embrace this opportunity rather than shying away from the challenge. I like to consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have befriended the lovely and talented Jill Ryder of Shindig Bespoke just a few months before she was asked to design a wedding invitation for Celine and Jad. I like to consider myself a little smart, too, for answering, "Yes, Please!" when she called me last February to ask if I would like to partner with her to design their custom wedding invitation.

At the moment I was beyond thrilled just to be working with Jill, whose work and career I admire. As she and I learned more about the couple we were designing for and the incredible series of events they were hosting to celebrate their marriage, the one-of-a-kind nature of this opportunity began to sink in. 

Bespoke Wedding in Greece, custom invitation with calligraphy luggage tag

Celine and Jad, who had known each other since their childhood in Nigeria, got engaged in 2015. The couple, who are both Lebanese, lead an international lifestyle and spend the much of their time in New York, Beirut, Switzerland, and Nigeria. When planning their wedding they couldn't decide between an intimate celebration or a blowout bash, so in the end, they had both(!)
Jill and I were brought on to help design the paper goods and signage for the beach wedding and rehearsal dinner in Greece. The celebration was designed by Celine, planned by Cherry on Top, produced by Deplan V, and coordinated by Lauren Drablier, and was hands-down the most beautiful and extravagant weddings I could ever imagine. These photos were taken by destination wedding photographers AK3fotographia, and to see more gorgeousness of the over-the-top celebration, take a look at this feature on Brides.com.
Bespoke Wedding in Greece, custom invitation with calligraphy

The main invitation card was beautifully letterpressed by K. Thomas Printers, and each suite was wrapped with a hand-calligraphed length of silk ribbon with the final line of Walt Whitman's epic poem Song of the Open Road, "Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?"

Bespoke Wedding in Greece, custom invitation with calligraphy

As the festivities approached, Celine and Jad decided to bring Jill and me to Greece to assist in the day of signage for the events. Can you say, "Dream come true"?

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We got to spend a week at this eye-poppingly gorgeous villa overlooking the Meditteranean Sea while we assisted the Cherry on Top and DeplanV teams in setting up for the Greek Taverna themed Rehearsal Dinner. 

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And since there are simply too many gorgeous images to cram into one story, you'll have to wait until next week to see the images of the beach wedding in Spetses. Stay tuned, friends...

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Comments on this post ( 4 )

  • Apr 19, 2018

    Wow! These are stunning!

    — tonya

  • Apr 18, 2018

    This is absolutely STUNNING! The details and colors are beautiful!

    — Anna Laura

  • Apr 18, 2018

    This looks like such an amazing wedding! I love those little tambourines!

    — Julia

  • Apr 18, 2018

    Amazing! All of it!!! Thank you for sharing.

    — Heidi Roland

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